Church CD gets its five minutes of fame.....in Australia

St Peter's Church, East Blatchington, Seaford, parading new banner SUS-141007-102441001
St Peter's Church, East Blatchington, Seaford, parading new banner SUS-141007-102441001

A CD produced by a Seaford church has just achieved a moment of fame in Australia.

St Peter’s Church at East Blatchington made the CD of Silence a couple of years ago, and achieved a considerable amount of publicity, in local and national papers, as well as on radio and television.

Just when it was thought interest had faded, a radio station in Canberra, Australia, has been in touch asking for an interview. And on Saturday March 14 Roger Bing, who came up with the original idea, talked live on air during the station’s Sunday morning programme.

Alicia Frejer hosts the show, Sunday Branch, which this edition had the theme of the sounds of silence.

She found out about St Peter’s via an internet search. She was fascinated with the story of the CD, which features 30 minutes of almost silence, after a brief introduction by the church Rector, the Rev Canon Dr Andrew Mayes.

Alice asked why it had been produced, how it was recorded, and its impact.

The CD was made as part of an open day at the Seaford church, with the aim to earn a little publicity for St Peter’s Church.

It has more than achieved that, as well as selling out.